Council approves command fire vehicle, city water well

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The Winters City Council met via Zoom for their first meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, Jan 18. and unanimously approved multiple resolutions on the consent calendar. 

Consent calendar items are considered routine, anticipate unanimous council support and do not require council discussion before approval. Council members or members of the public may request that an item be moved from the consent calendar for discussion and action later in the meeting.

Some of the approved consent calendar items from the meeting:

Resolution 2022-02 – Fire Chief Command Vehicle: Council previously approved the purchase of a command vehicle and equipment for $85,511 at the Oct. 5, 2021 city council meeting.

After receiving competitive bids, the amount necessary to equip the command vehicle with a code 3 lighting package, radio communications and emergency equipment increased by $4,899. The revised total cost of the command vehicle and proposed equipment is $90,410.

Resolution No. 2022-03 – Professional Services Agreement: An agreement with MV Cheng and Associates was approved for temporary financial management support in an amount not to exceed $60,000 at an hourly billable rate of $110. Winters’ Director of Financial Management is retiring and this resolution is for short-term support while recruitment efforts to fill the position continue.

Resolution No. 2022-06 – Professional Services Agreement: Jackson & Sands Engineering has designed and offered three pre-approved Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) construction plans to the city for purchase for an amount not to exceed $30,000. for purchase of the construction plans was approved. 

Three one bedroom/one bath plans of 496 square feet, 599 square feet and 749 square feet are to be made available free of charge to Winters city residents. Although the plans will be free, building and compliance fees incurred in construction will be the responsibility of the homeowner. 

Funding to cover the city’s purchase of the construction plans comes from a grant for the one-time purchase.

Resolution 2022-07 – City Water Well No. 8: Agreement for completion by Meritage Homes of California of Well No. 8 in the developing Winters Highlands subdivision. The City and Meritage have been working to develop Well No. 8 plans and specifications over the past year. Construction of Well No. 8 is anticipated to commence in March 2022 and be completed in early 2023.

Resolution No. 2022-08 – Blue Oak Park Basketball Court: Council approved a not-to-exceed contract in the amount of $31,871 with Vintage Paving to install a half-court basketball court at Blue Oak Park. The City Manager was authorized to execute the contract and approve additional modifications in an amount not to exceed $3,100.

Resolution No. 2022-09 – City of Winters appointee to the Yolo County Library Advisory Board, (YCLAB): Longtime Winters Friends of the Library member and current treasurer Jeff Tenpas was appointed to the YCLAB. 

The Winters City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Until further notice and due to the pandemic, meetings are being conducted remotely via Zoom and are open to the public.

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